Aug. 22, 1916-March 12, 2014
MARSHALL - Mary E. Hansen, 97, of Plymouth, Wis. formerly of Marshall, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m today at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Mary Elizabeth (Humphrey) Hansen was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Adair County, Kentucky to Benjamin and Marvis Emma (Scott) Humphrey.
On Aug. 28, 1934, Mary was united in marriage to Everett E. Hansen in Rushmore, Minnesota. They were married for 63 years. Mary and Everett farmed near Garvin for 34 years. They retired from farming in 1975 and moved to Marshall. They were faithful members of the First Baptist Church.
Her greatest pleasure was being with and doing things for her family. Mary enjoyed having grandchildren on summer visits, family vacations, and cruises. Gardening and working outdoors were her passions. She was an active member of a flower club. Mary also enjoyed taking care of her cats.
She was known for her financial abilities which included her chicken business and active farming partner.
Mary loved The Lord and brought her children up in church. She enjoyed a full life and was mentally and physically active until the end.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Geiken of Reno, Nev., and Gail (and Thomas) Thompson of Plymouth, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Mark Geiken Joyner, Lissa Joy Geiken, Shari Lynn Miley, Brigitte Bennington, Spring Breitzman, Heather Thompson, Tiffany Thompson; seven great-grandchildren, Nicole Miley, William Miley, Connor Miley, Brittiany Bennington, Amber Bennington, Kelsey Bennington and Lily Breitzman.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett on Oct. 11, 1998; and three brothers, Roy, Ray and Frank Humphrey.